- Sandbach School
Infobox UK school
name = Sandbach School
latitude = 53.14571
longitude = -2.37358
dms = dms
motto = UT SEVERIS SEGES (As you sow, so shall you reap [more literally: As you will have sown that will be your crop] )
type = Independent Comprehensive
head_label = Headteacher
head = Mrs S.I. Burns
street = Crewe Road
postcode = CW11 3NS
ofsted = 111476
staff = 153
gender = Male
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
houses = Craig, Lea, Ward and Welles
colours = Green, Red and White
publication = The Sandbachian
website = http://www.sandbachschool.cheshire.sch.uk
1677, Sandbach School has been located on Crewe Road in Sandbach, Cheshirefor almost 150 years [cite web|url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=814926|title=Sandbach School: History|publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk|accessdate=2008-05-30] . Sandbach School is unique in the United Kingdomin that it is an independent comprehensive school but it still has a relationship with the Cheshire Local Education Authority(LEA) [cite web|url=http://www.sandbach.gov.uk/Guide/SecSchool1.htm|title=Sandbach Town Council: Secondary Schools|publisher=www.sandbach.gov.uk|accessdate=2008-05-30] . The Schools is a charity, registered with the charity commision, run by the by the Sandbach School Property Trust( registered charity number 1124293- 1).It is an all-boys school offering admission from the age of 11. The school has its own Sixth Form and so offers As-Levels, A-Levels, BTEC's and Young applicants in schools Open Universitymodules. Sandbach School now holds Specialist Arts College[cite web|url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=880332 |title=Sandbach School |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk|accessdate=2008-05-30] status and has recently built a new arts building, called the Londsdale Centre, which has a fully sprung indoor performance stage and outdoor performance area [cite web|url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=817733 |title=Sandbach School |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk|accessdate=2008-05-30] .
Old boys fought in both world wars a
roll of Honourcan be found in the school chapel and the school pavilion is dedicated to the old boys who died during the Great War
The school is linked to schools across the world. Sandbach School gained the International Schools Award from the
British Council, it has been granted from September 2007 to September 2010. [cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=898834 |title=Sandbach School |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ] [cite web |url=http://www.globalgateway.org.uk/default.aspx?page=4041 |title=ISA recipients 2007 |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.globalgateway.org.uk |date= ] In October 2007 the senior rugby squad toured Italy.
In Europe the school band has toured in
Germany, and it has formed a partnership with Leibniz Oberschule in Berlin. [cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=911568 |title=Sandbach School |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ]
Fukien Secondary School
The school also has a long term partnership with Fukien Secondary School in
Kowloon, Hong Kongwhere some of the students performed in October 2006. [cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=911731 |title=Sandbach School |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ] [cite web |url=http://184.108.40.206/~english/06activity/6to806.htm |title=Distinguished Performance in NSW Examinations |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=Distinguished Performance in NSW Examinations |date= ] The Schools are now collaborating in the Edinburgh Fringewith the event taking place at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. [cite web |url=http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.php?action=shows&id=1367 |title=Chinese Music and Dance Showcase |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=edfringe.com |date= ]
The School's American connection comes in the form of Dover High School in
New Hampshire. Regular football tours go out to Dover to play them and other schools in the area. In October 2004 a band tour accompanied the footballers. In October 2007 a football and music tour again travelled to New Hampshire. [cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=911722|title=Sandbach School |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ]
The National Youth Drama School, New Zealand
The School has a link with
The National Youth Drama School, New Zealand. [cite web |url=http://www.nyds.co.nz/Class_and_School_details_08.pdf |title=Shakespeare The National Youth Drama School, New Zealand |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.nyds.co.nz |date= ]
Hugh McRoberts High School, Vancouver Canada
The School has a Canadian link with
Hugh McRoberts High School, Vancouver Canada[ cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk /GroupRenderCustomPage.asp?GroupID=174543&ResourceID=911736 |title=Sandbach School |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ] [cite web |url=http://www.bclocalnews.com/richmond_southdelta/richmondreview/sports/17304664.html |title=Richmond Review - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.bclocalnews.com |date= ]
Sandbach has enjoyed a good 2006-2007 season for sports. The 1st XV Rugby squad became Cheshire county champions beating Lymm High School and reached the 5th round of the
Daily Mail Cupwhilst the 1st XI Hockey squad reached the final of the Cheshire Cup but were beaten by Birkenhead School2-0.In the 2007-2008 season the 1st XI hockey squad reached the final of the Cheshire Cup again facing Birkenhead School but Sandbach lost 3-2.
The Orienteering Club are 2008 winners of the Cheshire and Merseyside Schools League. [cite web |url=http://www.deeside-orienteering-club.org.uk/schools/SchoolScores2008.pdf |title=Schools League |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.deeside-orienteering-club.org.uk |date= ]
The school has a range of extra curricular activities, including a growing club and many sports clubs. The school has entered teams into the
FIRST Lego Leaguechallenge, as well as competitions such as F1 In Schoolsand the Shell Eco-Challenge. The School now has an established Chinese club where the languageof Mandarin Chinese (or Putonghuain Mandarin) is taught.There is also a Combined Cadet Force(CCF) Contingent based at the school.The School now has a successful Debating team , with two members of the team getting through to the regional final of MACE during the first time in the competition.
Drama and Performing Arts
Sandbach School has a proud drama heritage, performing two shows in the
Edinburgh FringeFestival 2006. Their performance of Oedipuswas given a 4 star rating in the magazine Three Weeks. They also performed Shakespeare's A Midsummers Nights Dream. The school was awarded specialist arts college status in 2006.
The School's Director is John Lonsdale.
Sandbach School also has an international reputation for Drama, recently touring to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Brazil.
The success of Sandbach School Theatre has led to the founding of a separate Theatre Group. The group, named after the school motto (Ut Severis Seges) has developed a reputation for superb theatre, under the leadership of John Lonsdale. Recent productions of 'Kafkas Dick', 'Nevilles Island' and 'The Permanent Way' have all been extremely successful in Sandbach and the local area. The success of Ut Severis Seges Theatre Company led to it touring to the
Edinburgh Fringealongside the school theatre group in 2006, with a production of 'Amadeus'. A second tour of the Edinburgh Fringeis planned for 2008, with an new production of ' Oh! What A Lovely War' [cite web |url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomepage.asp?GroupID=37424 |title=Sandbach School,The Arts,Sandbach Theatre |accessdate=2008-06-05 |publisher=www.school-portal.co.uk |date= ] [cite web |url=http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.php?action=artists&id=1158 |title= Group details |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=edfringe.com |date= ] Along with Oh! What A Lovely War Sandbach School Big Bandis also performing. [cite web |url=http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.php?action=artists&id=1160 |title=Group Details |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=edfringe.com |date= ]
During the Summer of
2007the school was host to the British Youth Film Academy's production of the Film The School That Roared. This offered students from the School a chance to work with Film professionals, and even to star in a feature film.
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